Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 July 2005

332 Pages | 13 line illus.

ISBN: 9780198567370

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Mechanistic Images in Geometric Form

Heinrich Hertz's Principles of Mechanics

Jesper Lützen

  • First book to comprehensively examine Hertz's important ideas on mechanics.
  • Shows the integrated nature of Hertz's work which became a brilliant conclusion to classical mechanics.
  • Analyses Hertz's original manuscripts and drafts.
  • Highlights the close interplay between mathematics, physics and philosophy at the end of the 19th century.
  • Reveals the many interesting relations to Hertz's earlier works.